4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 17, 2009 9:34 AM by toddmthornton
toddmthornton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is there a way to send a link to a file that is on the server (Snow Leopard Server) ala the MobileMe functionality?

Thanks in advance for any assistance!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • 1. Re: Send Link to File on OS X Server v10.6
    DominicusB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I think you have to enable FTP on the server
    at least it's the easiest way to do it.

    but you could surely use links to files in a folder if the
    user has rights to that folder/file BUT to have someone outside
    the network access the file - then you need the above FTP service

    Hope this helps,

    DB
  • 2. Re: Send Link to File on OS X Server v10.6
    toddmthornton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the input. Sharing to the outside unlikely. So, please elaborate on how to send the link to file/folder of a server user with permissions to access such a location.

    I tried copying and pasting the location information link from the "Get Info" pane under "General" > "Server" > afp://....

    It hasn't worked so I am not sure if that is the type of address that appropriate.

    Thanks in advance for any additional information.
  • 3. Re: Send Link to File on OS X Server v10.6
    foilpan Level 4 Level 4 (1,385 points)
    it should work if you provide the full path to the file. you'll have to mount the share first, though. providing an afp link to a specific file without first mounting the share son't work.
  • 4. Re: Send Link to File on OS X Server v10.6
    toddmthornton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Non technical user question: Where do I find the "full path to the file"? Furthermore and most importantly, is this easy for someone else to accomplish so that they could direct another user to the location of a file? An example use would be to send a link of the latest Sales Contract Document to the VP of Sales, ensuring he is not seeing a previous version, etc.